Savvis, Inc. (SVVS) has opened its new data center in Piscataway, N.J., which is the second of four new facilities built to help the company meet soaring demand for data centers space. New Jersey has been one of the busiest data center markets, supported by demand from Wall Street and other Manhattan-centric Internet businesses.
"This new facility allows us to serve leaders in the financial services industry based in and around the New York metropolitan area, as well as the high concentration of corporations, including many of the life sciences industry leaders, headquartered in New Jersey," said James Whitemore, Chief Marketing Officer of Savvis. "These customers now have local access to Savvis growing global infrastructure services ranging from high-quality enterprise colocation to fully managed hosting and virtualized IT utility services."
The new facility gives Savvis three data centers in the New York/New Jersey market, with about 47,000 square feet of raised floor space and 25 employees. These facilities can provide customers with up to 140 watts/square foot of conditioned power.
Savvis now operates 25 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia encompassing more than 1.2 million square feet. The company recently opened a new data center in Atlanta and is currently completing construction and preparing to open additional data centers in Sterling, Va. and Santa Clara, Calif. The company has also recently made some moves to restructure parts of its real estate holdings, selling its St. Louis headquarters to Digital Realty Trust, and selling leases in two of Digital Realty's Santa Clara buildings to Microsoft, the end-user in those properties.